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Title: Sketchy Behavior by Erynn Mangum Pages: 214 Genres: YA, Christian Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery Publisher: Zondervan (Aug. 9th, 2011) Summary: Drawing Conclusions or Drafting Disaster? Other than harboring a somewhat obsessive fondness for Crispix and completely swearing-off boys after a bad date (don’t ask), sixteen-year-old Kate Carter is about as ordinary as they come, except for her two notable talents: art and sarcasm. After an introduction to forensic sketching in her elective art class, Kate discovers a… Read More

Title: Once and for All by Sarah Dessen Pages: 358 Genres: Ya, Contemporary Published by: Viking Books for Young Readers (June 6, 2017) Summary As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, Sarah Dessen’s thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine. Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs…. Read More

Title: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson Pages: 468 Genres: YA, Contemporary Published by: Simon & Schuster (May 8, 2012) Summary Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much… Read More

Title: That Summer by Sarah Dessen Pages: 208 Genres: YA, Contemporary Published by: Viking Books for Young Readers (Apr. 6, 2006) Summary For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She’s nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister—the always perfect Ashley—is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley’s reenters the picture, and through… Read More

Title: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon Pages: 310 Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance Published by: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (Sept. 1, 2015) Summary My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out… Read More

Title: Ready or Not (All-American Girl #2) by Meg Cabot Pages: 238 Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary Published by: HarperCollins (Aug. 1, 2005) Summary Top ten things Samantha Madison isn’t ready for: 10. Spending Thanksgiving at Camp David 9. With her boyfriend, the president’s son 8. Who appears to want to take their relationship to the Next Level 7. Which Sam inadvertently and shockingly announces live on MTV 6. While appearing to support the president’s dubious policies on… Read More

Title: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins Pages: 608 Genres: YA fiction, Contemporary,  Verse Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books (Jan. 24, 2017) Summary How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? A new novel in both verse and prose from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins. For as long as she can remember, it’s been just Ariel and Dad. Ariel’s mom disappeared when she was a… Read More

Title: What Light by Jay Asher Pages: 251 Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary, Christmas Published by: Razorbill (Oct. 11, 2016) Summary Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving… Read More

Title: Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen Pages: 281 Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary Published by: Penguin (May 1st, 1998) Summary Halley has always followed in the wake of her best friend, Scarlett. But when Scarlett learns that her boyfriend has been killed in a motorcycle accident, and that she’s carrying his baby, she was devastated. For the first time ever, Scarlett really needs Halley. Their friendship may bend under the weight, but it’ll never break–because a true… Read More